Gloria Pasley returned home to St. Louis, after spending more than a decade in New York. She longed for a place of comfort, a safe haven as she aged – somewhere that supported her independence, yet offered a secure spot to rest her head. She found that and much more at The Gatesworth.
The classroom teacher continues to work full time for the Ferguson-Florissant School District. No matter what each day working with children brings, she finds a sense of calm on returning to her new apartment.
“The Gatesworth is great to go home to,” she says. “You can unwind. You can exercise, swim, dine, watch movies or see the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra or the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis – whatever you desire.”
Pasley’s new environment also feeds her passion for playing the piano. “I started playing when I was about 8 years old,” she shares. “Music is a lot of things to me. It’s a great venue to connect people and to enjoy things greatly. I brought my spinet piano with me and am able to play in my apartment.”
As a result of her musical ability, other residents have taken notice. “The Gatesworth has a choir,” Pasley adds. “When I first arrived, different members were asking me, ‘When are you going to join?’ I’m looking forward to doing that in the summer and on school breaks.”
“The Gatesworth is all-encompassing to me,” Pasley says. “It is a beautiful place for anybody and everybody. It’s just a good place to be.”
Text based on an interview by Amanda Dahl in Ladue News